The focus of this week’s podcast is classroom libraries. Melanie Meehan and Ruth Ayres join the conversation.
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Melanie Meehan and Ruth Ayres discuss this week’s theme, classroom libraries, on the podcast.
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Mandy Robek realizes her classroom library isn’t working for her second graders, in part because many of the books are still too difficult for students early in the year. She explains her process of sorting and stowing books for later use. This article was first published in 2016.
Mary Lee Hahn finds some of her fifth-grade readers are stuck in ruts by early winter. Her solution involves some radical changes to her classroom library over winter break. This article was first published in 2017.